#### GATE Civil Engineering Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2017

The overall co-ordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2017 lies with Indian Institute of Science which is designated as the Organizing Institute (OI) for GATE 2017.**Exam Pattern**

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions.

2. In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).

3. In the paper, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

2. In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).

3. In the paper, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

4. The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities : Recall, Comprehension, Application and Analysis & Synthesis.

**Exam Syllabus**

__Engineering Mathematics__

Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.

Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations:

Differential equations:

First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.

Complex variables:

Complex variables:

Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series.

Probability and Statistics:

Probability and Statistics:

Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions.

Numerical Methods:

Numerical Methods:

Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

__Structural Engineering__

System of forces, free-body diagrams, equilibrium equations;Internal forces in structures; Friction and its applications; Kinematics of point mass and rigid body; Centre of mass; Euler’s equations of motion; Impulse-momentum; Energy methods;Principles of virtual work.

Mechanics:

Mechanics:

Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams. Simple stress and strain relationship: Stress and strain in two dimensions, principal stresses, stress transformation, Mohr’s circle. Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, unsymmetrical bending, shear centre. Thin walled pressure vessels, uniform torsion, buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses.

Structural Analysis:

Structural Analysis:

Analysis of statically determinate trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames, displacements in statically determinate structures and analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods, analysis by displacement methods (slope deflection and moment distribution methods), influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures. Basic concepts of matrix methods of structural analysis.

Construction Materials and Management:

Construction Materials and Management:

Construction Materials: Structural steel-composition, material properties and behavior; Concrete -constituents, mix design,short-term and long-term properties; Bricks and mortar; Timber; Bitumen. Construction Management:Types of construction projects; Tendering and construction contracts; Rate analysis and standard specifications; Cost estimation; Project planning and networkanalysis- PERT and CPM.

Concrete Structures:

Concrete Structures:

Concrete Technology- properties of concrete, basics of mix design. Concrete design- basic working stress and limit state design concepts, analysis of ultimate load capacity and design of members subjected to flexure, shear, compression and torsion by limit state methods. Basic elements of prestressed concrete, analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads.

Steel Structures:

Steel Structures:

Analysis and design of tension and compression members, beams and beam- columns, column bases. Connections- simple and eccentric, beam–column connections, plate girders and trusses.Plastic analysis of beams and frames.

__Geotechnical Engineering__

Origin of soils, soil classification, three-phase system, fundamental definitions, relationship and interrelationships, permeability &seepage, effective stress principle, consolidation, compaction, shear strength.

Foundation Engineering:

Foundation Engineering:

Sub-surface investigations- scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, penetration tests, plate load test. Earth pressure theories, effect of water table, layered soils. Stability of slopes-infinite slopes, finite slopes. Foundation types-foundation design requirements. Shallow foundations-bearing capacity, effect of shape, water table and other factors, stress distribution, settlement analysis in sands & clays. Deep foundations–pile types, dynamic &static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands & clays, negative skin friction.

__Water Resources Engineering__

Properties of fluids, principle of conservation of mass, momentum, energy and corresponding equations, potential flow, applications of momentum and Bernoulli’s equation, laminar and turbulent flow, flow in pipes, pipe networks. Concept of boundary layer and its growth.Uniform flow, critical flow and gradually varied flow in channels, specific energy concept, hydraulic jump.Forces on immersed bodies, flow measurements in channels, tanks and pipes.Dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling. Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles and specific speed of pumps and turbines.

Hydraulics:

Hydraulics:

Forces on immersed bodies; Flow measurement in channels and pipes;Dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude; Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles; Basics of hydraulic machines, specific speed of pumps and turbines; Channel Hydraulics-Energy-depth relationships, specific energy, critical flow, slope profile, hydraulic jump,uniform flow and gradually varied flow

Hydrology:

Hydrology:

Hydrologic cycle, rainfall, evaporation, infiltration, stage discharge relationships, unit hydrographs, flood estimation, reservoir capacity, reservoir and channel routing. Well hydraulics.

Irrigation:

Irrigation:

Duty, delta, estimation of evapo-transpiration. Crop water requirements. Design of: lined and unlined canals, waterways, head works, gravity dams and spillways. Design of weirs on permeable foundation.Types of irrigation system, irrigation methods.Water logging and drainage, sodic soils.

__Environmental Engineering__

Quality standards, basic unit processes and operations for water treatment. Drinking water standards, water requirements, basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water treatment, distribution of water. Sewage and sewerage treatment, quantity and characteristics of wastewater. Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, sludge disposal, effluent discharge standards. Domestic wastewater treatment, quantity of characteristics of domestic wastewater, primary and secondary treatment Unit operations and unit processes of domestic wastewater, sludge disposal.

Air Pollution:

Air Pollution:

Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air pollution control, air quality standards and limits.

Municipal Solid Wastes:

Municipal Solid Wastes:

Characteristics, generation, collection and transportation of solid wastes, engineered systems for solid waste management (reuse/ recycle, energy recovery, treatment and disposal).

Noise Pollution:

Noise Pollution:

Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control of noise pollution.

__Transportation Engineering__

Highway alignment and engineering surveys; Geometricdesign of highways -cross-sectional elements, sight distances, horizontal and vertical alignments; Geometric design of railway track; Airport runway length, taxiway and exit taxiway design.

Highway Planning:

Highway Planning:

Geometric design of highways, testing and specifications of paving materials, design of flexible and rigid pavements.

Traffic Engineering:

Traffic Engineering:

Traffic characteristics, theory of traffic flow, intersection design, traffic signs and signal design, highway capacity.

__Geomatics Engineering__

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